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West End shows

The history of central London has been inextricably linked to that of West End shows for hundreds of years. From the opening of the first West End venue in Drury Lane in 1663, locals and visitors to the burgeoning capital have sought out London theatre tickets in their thousands, flocking in their droves to London to be entertained and enthralled by the various West End shows on offer.

The London theatre tradition has continued to go from strength to strength over the years, and today the West End is the largest theatre district in the world. West End shows attract many major international stars to perform in productions night after night.

No other city can boast the same variety and quality of theatrical performances as London’s West End. From the world-class London musicals it is perhaps most famous for, to its gripping plays and dramas, hilarious comedies and jaw-dropping dance productions and operas there are on offer, West End shows’ enduring popularity as a global cultural attraction has stood the test of time for centuries. A ringing endorsement of all the West End has to offer, there truly is something for everyone.

The experience of attending West End shows

As the official website of the theatre industry in the capital, Official London Theatre strives to provide a complete resource for anyone looking to enhance their experience of West End shows.

Run by the not-for-profit organisation Society of London Theatre, we work directly with London theatre owners and producers to grant you exclusive access to their spectacular productions, with all profits going back into the future of the industry.

Updated on a daily basis with comprehensive listings, theatre news, cast and crew interviews and special features, our site is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to discover London shows. We also give you the very best options and tips for acquiring London theatre tickets.

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What’s more, thanks to our simple online ticket booking system, it’s easier than ever to get London theatre tickets for your favourite productions. It really couldn’t be simpler to buy seats for the hottest West End shows.

So if you want to experience the very best in London West End theatre or visiting London’s Theatreland, we can give you the information you need to ensure you don’t miss out on anything that this richly diverse cultural hotspot can offer you.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

West End Theatres are cancelling all performances until 26 April 2020, whilst we wait for further clarity from the government. We have a list of all SOLT member venues and the current information we know here.

If your performance has been cancelled, you do not need to contact your ticket provider, you will be contacted about your tickets.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website, they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, credit note or refund.

Due to the unprecedented number of orders to be processed, you may not hear from your ticket provider before your performance is due to go ahead. We are processing in strict date order of performance so please bear with us, everyone will be contacted. We ask for your patience and understanding as the current circumstances means that it is impossible to process all tickets within our usual 14 days.

If you have booked via a ticket agent, they will also be in contact with you directly.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

If anything changes or if future performances are cancelled, you will be contacted directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider.